Coast Guard responds to disabled vessel near Grays Harbor

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard is responding to a call of distress from two people aboard a damaged fishing vessel approximately 35 miles west of Grays Harbor today.

The master of the 58-foot fishing vessel Flamingo, homeported in Grays Harbor,Wash., contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 1:15 p.m. to report he had lost the ship’s boom and the vessel’s mast was broken.

The Coast Guard Cutter Monsoon, based in San Diego, was on patrol in the area and was diverted to the scene. A small boat crew from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor was launched and is en route to the scene. An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria launched and reported that the vessel was trailing a sheen in the water.

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